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Origin and popularity of the name TAPP


Tapp : 1: English: from the early Middle English personal name Tapp (Old English Tæppa). The unrecorded Old English personal name is thought to be the first element of the placenames Taplow (Buckinghamshire) Tapners (Kent) Tappington (Kent) and Tapton (Derbyshire). See also Taplin.2: English: variant of Topp.3: English: possibly a nickname from Middle English tape ‘ribbon tape’ or tappe ‘plug tap’; ‘tap knock’.4: German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic name Theudobrand composed of the elements theud ‘people race’ + brand ‘sword’.5: North German: nickname for a clumsy person or a simpleton from Middle Low German tappe ‘oaf’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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